My mate has a Tom Tom. It's great, no subscription fee's. you can download info from net i.e banks, petrol station, Kfc, Mc Donalds even speed camera's. Bye bye road angel. I'm gonna get one. ? ? ?'s permitting
Map coverage on TT3 for Northern Ireland is somewhat limited compared to the rest of the UK! I was over there recently and it only has coverage in and around Belfast, the motorways and a few of the dual carriageways. A & B roads are non-existent. The map coverage for France on the other hand is good.
The software is excellent, BUT its functionality on the hand helds takes some gettin used to. ALSO, I had major probs with the bluetooth recivers, and I know I am not alone. After 4 in 3 weeks I gave up and sent the lot back. The WIRED receivers that are lots cheaper are the way to go.
The display is excellent, in foggy conditions you can see all hidden junctions, brows of hils the lot. Real good stuff, just watch the dodgy bluetooth receiver!
I got it with my Dell axim 30 all for 300 the software includes all the roads in Great Britain and All major roads of europe i used it when driving from Rome to Naples a few weeks ago pretty accurate and as the rest have said you can install the camera warnings and you dont need to pay any yearly subscriptions BONUS!!!!!!
pc world and currys have them for ?400 inc delivery in 7-10 days at the mo plus there is a discount code (TDSAVE20PEAK) for an extra ?20 off at PC world (expires 19th december) or use AFF35OFF at currys for ?35 discount (expires 24th december) as I bought one last night
Mounting. That is a pain actually with the GO. I have it on the right of the windscreen, with the leads trailing over the top of the steering wheel and plugged in. Not the best, but I am told TOM TOM are working on a hard fix.
I have TomTom Navigator 3 working off a HP Ipaq 2210 and the wired GPS receiver. Its mounted next to the front pillar of the car using the Car Kit I got aswell, (craddle with a suction pad for the window).
The wire for the GPS is hidden between the dash and the windscreen so no problems there. Only gripe I have is the power cord going to the Cig lighter, I have to stretch it over the top of the steering wheel.
As for the maps, the UK coverage is great, I've used it quite a few times for getting to places I've never been before and sometimes I use it for a bit of fun to see if it sends me the correct way when I know the route like the back of my hand.
I believe that TomTom do a European map package that you can buy, suppose if you wanted all of Europe you would need alot of memory to store the info, the full UK map takes up 101mb of my SD card.
If you want one I guess waiting for the Jan sales might be an option in case some places have them discounted. I picked my Ipaq, TomTom Software, Car Kit, GPS receiver and SD card up for ?299 from Dixons but that was when they had a special sale on over a bank holiday weekend.
i've just sorted the mount on my new TTGo today, between the instrument cluster and the drivers door pillar. tucked the wire for the cig lighter behind some panels across the drivers footwell, not a bad job in about 10 minutes. I'll get some piccys if it ever gets light
I'm not too keen on that big plastic arm tbh, i dont think it's too attractive, however it wouldn't stop me buying one... But, i hear that it has a lithium battery for use on the short journeys and you only need the cig adapter for the longer ones, so with that in mind, do you think it would be possible to ditch the suction arm and just stick it on the dash somewhere?
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